Heather Cook resigned as a clergy member of the Episcopal church, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland announced Friday afternoon. Here is the full statement:
The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton and the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland today announced the acceptance of the resignation of Heather E. Cook as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. This means that Cook is no longer employed by the diocese. The acceptance of Cook’s resignation is independent of any Title IV disciplinary action taken by the Episcopal Church.
Cook pleaded not guilty in the hit-and-run death of cyclist Thomas Palermo. She faces charges of vehicluar manslaughter, leaving the scene of accident and was also found to be drunk and texting when she hit Palermo with her car in the bike lane of Roland Ave.
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